STARWEST 2012 Buzz

STARWEST 2012 is on September 30th in Anaheim, California.  Here is a compressed summary.  This should give you an idea of the overall theme of the conference and a pulse of what’s happening in testing.  I haven’t included the workshops, tutorials and keynotes.

Security

  • Penetration testing…………………………………………Edward
  • Security/Attacks……………………………………………..Frank

Mobile

  • Improve mobile testing…………………………………………Yoram
  • Automating mobile/Monkeytalk……………………………….Stu
  • Automating mobile……………………………………………..  Eing
  • Mobile test automation…………………………………………Manish

Metrics

  • Requirements coverage………………………………………….Lee
  • Bolton on metrics……………………………………………………Michael

Test Techniques

  • Big data……………………………………………………………………Ken
  • Data generation………………………………………………………..Rajini
  • Unit test coverage……………………………………………………..Michael
  • Combinatorial……………………………………………………………Karen
  • Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse………………………..Karen
  • Continuous Integration……………………………………………….Ayal
  • Forms of exploratory testing……………………………………….Gitte

Test management

  • Agile techniques on non-agile………………………………….Brian
  • Transform test org…………………………………………………Mari
  • Hierarchy of quality~Maslow……………………………………Anu
  • Organizations……………………………………………………….Mike
  • SoLoMo – Social, Local, Mobile………………………………..Matt
  • Great Testing teams………………………………………………Peter
  • Cloud, SOA, multi-tenant systems…………………………..Klaus

Cloud

  • Testing in the cloud – change in mindset………………..Steven
  • GoDaddy’s cloud…………………………………………………Brent
  • Cloud apps…………………………………………………………Kiran

Agile

  • Test automation – agile……………………………………….Alexander
  • Prevent defects in agile………………………………………David
  • Inspections in agile…………………………………………….Anne

Performance

  • Database load………………………………………………….Ron
  • Performance in agile…………………………………………Sai

Test automation

  • Web testing tools……………………………………………..Dawn
  • Selenium framework…………………………………………Brian
  • Test Automation Framework……………………………..Matt
  • Test Automation ROI sucks………………………………Bob
  • Improve UI-based test automation……………………..Michael

Other

  • Document system safety – safety case………………Shabbir
  • Dev testing……………………………………………………..Andrew
  • Open source tools…………………………………………  Frank
  • Cross-platform at Microsoft……………………………. Jean
  • Work better with requirements………………………… Ken
  • Collaboration………………………………………………….Dorothy
  • Devops………………………………………………………….Manoj